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Irvine Dog Running Professionals

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Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
Verified review

I had a private training session with Dee Cee, and it was worth every penny! She has a real passion for training dogs and she is very respectful, clear, thorough and effective. My dog Gubi has behavior problems and Dee Cee came up with methods that immediately worked! She also gave me great tools and tips to use in the future. I was so impressed with Gubi's progress in just a day and I feel like I know my dog much better now. Thank you Dee Cee!!

SW K9 Rehab Inc., Non-Profit
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Desiree M.
Verified review

My dog, Eevee, is completely obident after the two week in board training. She still gets hyper/excited but as soon as I give her a command, she immediately listens now! I'm not having to fight with her, she walks close and along side of me, follows my lead. I tried other places and this place really works, worth every penny!

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Angellily Pet Care
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott V.
Verified review

Angela did a wonderful job looking after our fur kids! We have one dog, two kitties and a foster kitty that she watched over. She walked our dog twice a day, played with the kitties and even brought our mail in! She will send you updates and pictures if you ask her to. I highly recommend her, she did a great job!

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Just Four Paws, Inc.
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich W.
Verified review

Very friendly, thorough, and professional. After a less than optimal experience on Thumbtack the last time I hired someone to watch my dog, Just Four Paws was exactly the service I was looking for. Slightly more costly than others, but worth the peace of mind to know your dog is in conscientious, professional hands.

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Basic Instinct Dog Training
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marianne T.
Verified review

Working with Alison Lee was a wonderful experience. I have two lrage puppies and one senior dog. She was patient and understood the situation with the dogs. She was never judgmental when I did not practice as I should have. The techniques are invaluable as I continue to work with the puppies. The puppies loved her! She was consistent and firm, but never mean. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to train a dog utlizing positive training techniques.

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EveryDog
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer S.
Verified review

We are still working with Dave, and are really happy we chose him--he's chock full of great advice that actually applies to our dog, Eleanor, and is working!

XOXO Pet Sitting
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia S.
Verified review

We are so glad we picked Jenny as our dog pet sitter! She took care of our dog for 4 days while we were traveling. She was very attentive and kind with our boy and was always sending pictures and messages. Which helped us to see how he was doing. One thing that really amazed us is that our dog was trained in portuguese and Jenny learned somethings just so he could understand her better! Our dog was very happy under Jenny's care and that's the most important part for us. We sure recommend her services.

Over and Out Petsitting
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Allison M.
Verified review

Hire this girl! Robin is amazing and you can tell she truly loves animals. She used to walk our 15 year old Golden Retriever. Violet loved her! Robin does take the best pictures and since we recently had to say goodbye to Violet, we cherish them. Robin currently walks our rescue puppy, Walter. He adores her! She walks him, spends time playing with him and tiring him out, and even patiently trains him. Her hard work has really helped us. He sits at all doors and street corners. He also sits and waits before he runs out of his crate. Robin continues to take great photos of Walter and texts us daily updates about his behavior and how his walk went. We are so lucky to have found a trustworthy and caring dog walker. We really appreciate her hard work and care for our dogs.

Teresa Young
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tania D.
Verified review

Teresa is a loving and caring with my dog. She is very professional and is reliable. She always on time and if you have to make a small adjustment to your schedule she is flexible. I am very grateful to have found Teresa. I hope to be working with her for a long time. Tania D

PROFESSIONAL PET CARE
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne S.
Verified review

At close to the last minute over the Thanksgiving holidays, Ginny accepted the job to feed and care for my cat for two days at my home in Tustin. She followed up promptly and left me an email that all was going well. She fed my cat,, cleaned the litter box, and spent time in my home with my pet. My cat was very calm and seemed happy when I returned home and I feel 100% satisfied that Ginny did an excellent job. I will use her services another time.

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Tracie's Pet Service
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony A.
Verified review

Tracie is awesome. Our dog has a big smile. Very professional service.

Doggie Do Pet Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

I first met Wendy through the City of Laguna Niguel dog training classes and she has been in our lives ever since. Her commanding personality and love for all dogs makes her the perfect dog trainer. Not to mention she picks up and delivers our dog when we need to go out of town! Penny is always excited about her time with Wendy and the other dogs and returns better behaved after a weekend with Wendy!!!

Kayla's Pet Care
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jacquelene L.
Verified review

I have hired Kayla multiple times to sit my dog whenever I travel. She's very good with my dog. She walks my dog twice a day and stays overnight with my dog as well. She's trust worthy. She's truly animal lover. I am glad I found Kayla. Highly recommend!!

Rover Los Angeles
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Andrea N.
Verified review

I use Rover as both a sitter and an owner and have always had a fantastic experience with the service. I've used 6 different sitters/walkers for my French Bulldog, Maple, and all have been professional and welcoming, and have treated my dog like a member of their family.

Bark to Basics
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne H.
Verified review

We have used the services of Bark to Basics for the past 2 years with our very active Sheltie, starting when he was a puppy. Melissa and her team have provided everything from training, to boarding, to dog walking, and we have always been very happy with the quality of services provided; they go out of their way to accommodate our schedule and our needs. Our Sheltie is treated well and comes home happy from any time spent with the Bark to Basics staff. We highly recommend them.

Annie's Pet Care Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
SJ L.
Verified review

Annie is like the dog whisperer! I have 3 fur babies and they all love her! She comes to my home to visit and let my puppies out to play when I am at work. Besides being trustworthy she is very knowledgable and is always making sure she is looking over your pet for signs of, well, anything. I highly recommend Annie and her bright and cheerful can do attitude. Annie has come to my aid at the drop of a hat ... can't say that about most folks these days but saved me big time! Oakley by the way is avery well behaved dog and a lover to boot! He is also nothing but kind to my dogs. A win win duet! SJ Luke

Walking With Leesh
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra Z.
Verified review

At the last minute I required a sitter for my special needs senior dog Xena. Alicia came over and immediately I knew we had found the right fit. Xena requires lots of potty breaks with the use of a sling which can often scare people and Alicia was happy to take on the challenge. I would recommend her to anyone!

Better K9
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kim B.
Verified review

Audrey scheduled us right away for a consultation to help with our food aggressive dog. Within one week using her training and tips any family member can pull our dogs food away with out getting biten or even a growl. Our German Shepard will now wait patiently in a calm "sit" position till we put his food back for him. Looking forward to more training!

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Haute Pawz
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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Eduardo A.
Verified review

Trent is nothing short of an ideal partner in our pet care. We instantly felt comfortable with him upon first meeting and it is beyond clear that our puppy is benefitting from his care. He takes great care of the dog, our house and our peace of mind. Trent keeps us up to date on when he's with our pup and when he leaves. He's extremely flexible and reliable. We cannot recommend Trent highly enough for your pet needs!!

Dog walkers
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Elaina H.
Verified review

Great dog walker, amazing rapport with my border collie, punctual, professional, trustworthy. Plus, he’s a dog lover, which is always a plus for me! :-)

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Doreen V.
Verified review

Wow we love this company!! Felicia and Kimmie are amazing. They show up when they say they will and my dog loves them. Great communication skills. We will definitely be using there overnight care as well.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

How much do dog walkers charge?

The cost of dog walking depends on several factors including length and frequency of dog walks, the number of dogs on the walk, distance to your house, and any additional services you request. The national average cost range for a dog walk is $10-$20, but that price will vary based on where you live in the country and the regional cost of living and doing business. 

The longer the dog walk, the higher your costs will be. Dog walkers offer a range of walk lengths, from 15-minute potty breaks to long hikes of 120 minutes or more. For example, a dog walker may charge $15 for a 15-minute walk and $35 for a 35-minute walk. Requesting that your dog be the only animal on the walk will typically mean a higher cost than if you permit your dog to be walked in a pack of dogs. You may be able to get a discounted rate if you have more than one dog to be walked. For example, a professional dog walker may charge $28 for one dog or $33 for two dogs on a 60-minute walk. If you need additional help — like feeding the dogs or giving them medication — dog walkers may be able to provide this service at an additional fee. Dog walkers may charge higher rates for walking your dogs on holidays. 

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